FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.
Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.
We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.
Originally from Texas, Archie Bell & the Drells hit #1 with their first single recorded for Atlantic in 1968, the gold-selling ‘Tighten Up‘. In 1975, they signed to Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International subsidiary label TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) and recorded this…Read More/Download ›
Growing up in Edmonton in the late ’50s gave Mary Saxton musical influences that ranged from everything from Motown to big band to pop, and she put her talents to use at various live festivals and any other chance she could get to get on…Read More/Download ›
One of the great LP’s from the 70’s and indeed any era. A seamless blend of soul,funk and jazz all lovingly produced by the masters,namley Maurice White and Charles Stepney. As if that were not enough the songwriting is of the highest order with not…Read More/Download ›
While Donny Hathaway’s debut “Everything is Everything” was notable for it’s hard driving funk jams, it had a lack of the incredible ballads Hathaway is known for. Then his second self-titled release became notable for it’s incredible ballads, but had a major lack of funk…Read More/Download ›
Gently Down Your Stream marked a creative zenith within the Columbus, Ohio, soul scene, at the juncture of the 1960s and ’70s. The Four Mints were one of the most influential local group harmony outfits of their era and—with assistance from Columbus doyen and Capsoul purveyor…Read More/Download ›
It’s all about those honeyed harmonies on this winning collection of festive favorites from a classic vocal group. Drawing on doo-wop, soul, and blues, The Platters’ voices melt into each other over sighing strings on dreamy versions of “White Christmas,” “Silent Night,” and “Auld Lang…Read More/Download ›
Pure, loving, and honest. Those words describe the spirit of this holiday–and the voice of this soul music giant. Al Green, who became an ordained minister many years ago, could be expected to put his all into songs of praise such as “O Holy Night”…Read More/Download ›
Only 500 copies were pressed of this sole LP by Ohio soul singer Barbara Howard. Barbara has a beautiful voice and her interpretations of several soul classics is breathtaking. “Welcome home” is supported by plaintive horns and surpasses all other known versions. She does Aretha’s…Read More/Download ›
1970 debut album from the all female vocal trio, best known for their Billboard number 1 smash hit Want Ads. Honey Cone were the first signing to Hot Wax Records, created after the prolific Holland Dozier Holland team left Motown records. Features the first single While You’re…Read More/Download ›
A Cadet gem! Smooth, laid-back, soulful jazz-rock, similar to contemporaries like Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Ballin’ Jack. Forgotten by the failing Chess / Cadet Concept label their album languished in limbo and was released to little fanfare. The band was signed during the…Read More/Download ›
Rosetta Highower was lead voice with the Orlons, the prime US girl group who scored several top 10 US hits between 1962-1964. Their full Cameo Parkway releases and sessions have just been reissued by Abkco. Rosetta first recorded in England in the late sixties ,…Read More/Download ›
The multitalented Leroy Hutson made his mark as an integral part of the Chicago soul scene in the ‘60s and ‘70s, thanks to his prodigious talents and connections to some of the city’s distinguished soul luminaries. While still a student at Howard University he roomed…Read More/Download ›
Beautiful, groovy vibes that highlight the true spirit of jazz-funk and let the senses flow under the pan-african colours. Classic Roy Ayers album featuring deep jazz legend Harry Whitaker on keyboards alongside Strata East musicians Charles Tolliver and Sonny Fortune! Funky deep early 1970s soulful…Read More/Download ›
Venture label formed in late 1967 by MGM as an outlet for their soul acts. The label was run by former Motown A&R director William “Mickey” Stevenson with help from many other Motown exiles – the company was based in Los Angeles. The Ballads –…Read More/Download ›
Classic boogie/two step/crossover soul on Alston. ‘Just Arrived’ was originally released on TK Records in 1980, following the success of the 12” ‘Heaven In The Afternoon‘. It is essentially a smooth soul album but has some interesting production such as the reggae influence on album…Read More/Download ›
Despite its futuristic title, ‘Electronic Magnetism’ is a decidedly downhome affair, with more of Solomon’s trademark blending of gospel, soul and country. Pop sensibilities run especially strong on his first MGM waxing as well: Burke dips in the songbooks of such diverse artists as Sly…Read More/Download ›